SLR/LM/SEM Posted September 19, 2015 Share Posted September 19, 2015 I wonder about the unilateral discounts given by alamy. I only do fully rights managed images, no secondary market, no nothing else. I prefer not to sell an image rather than selling it for pennies on the dollar. Latest example is an image where alamy calculator gives price of $1070 (editorial print/e-book, unlimited print run, 1 page, worldwide, 10 years), my sales return is $187.50, so that is 82.48% discount! And that's before 50% commission. I've inquired with alamy before, but only get platitudes "we are working hard of getting the most money for our contributors". Sorry, don't buy it. Then there is the line "often real parameters are different form those indicated". Again, don't buy it. There is sufficient fine grain on the calculator and license terms to get a bit closer than >80% discount. 20% wiggle room, fine, but >80%, no way. Has anybody succeeded in either un-doing such a "sale", or getting paid for real? At the very least, then alamy's commission should also be reduced by the discount percentage: instead of 50% commission, 17% of 50% = 8.5% commission. To be sure, this is not an isolated incident, but rather the rule. iQ sale is whole in-transparent because not all parameters for alamy price calculator are given, so cannot figure out how much I get ripped off. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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